Arlington, Virginia
Jun 19, 2017
Jun 30, 2017
Full Time
Job Title: ENVIRONMENTAL OPERATIONS AND PLANNING PROGRAM MANAGER Closing Date/Time: Thu. 06/29/17 11:59 PM Eastern Time Salary: $67,080.00 - $118,456.00 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time Location: 2700 South Taylor Street, Arlington, Virginia       Do you have leadership or program management experience in Environmental Operations and Planning and are passionate about the preservation and management of natural resources in Arlington's urban community? Arlington County Government is recruiting for a leadership position in the Environmental Operations and Planning Section of the Parks and Natural Resources Division.

This employee is responsible for environmental stewardship and strategic oversight of the planning, budget, supporting policies, and all operational aspects of five local programs, services, and initiatives including:
  • Urban Forestry
  • Environmental Landscape and Planning Operations
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Conservation and Interpretation
  • Parks and Natural Resources' Park Ranger unit.
This Program Manager will work with commissions/committees, volunteer organizations, citizen groups, and other County agencies to address urban forestry, landscapes, natural resources management, and conservation needs. This employee will directly supervise five employees and provide indirect supervision in a section that contains up to 40 full-time and seasonal staff.

To learn more about Arlington County's Environmental initiatives, please click: here

Responsibilities include:
  • Working with departmental and inter-departmental leadership, stakeholder and advisory groups including commissions and committees, volunteer organizations, Arlington Public Schools, and outside local and state government agencies, such as VDOT and the Virginia Department of Agriculture to identify new/emerging environmental and natural resource issues, and facilitate strategies, partnerships and mechanisms to address needs of the community;
  • Coordinating work and processes among programs to ensure that all units within the Environmental Operations and Planning Section are responsive to community needs while providing high quality customer service;
  • Participating in County planning processes to ensure the goals relating to natural resources are appropriately considered; and
  • Managing the Division's budget including analysis and projections of budgetary needs, and ensuring fiscal responsibility through oversight of the section's personnel and non-personnel budget.
The successful candidate will have strong oral and written communication skills to make oral presentations and prepare written reports; the interpersonal skills to facilitate conflict resolution and work with a diverse staff and community; and possess the technical skills to read and understand landscape plans, blue prints, and engineering plans as they relate to tree impacts, preservation, and planting
 Selection Criteria: Minimum: A Bachelor's degree in forestry, environmental educational, landscape program management, horticulture or a closely related field plus considerable experience in the area of program management/administration in the forestry, landscape, or natural resource/conservation field.

Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Desirables: Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:
  • Certification as an Arborist by the International Society of Arboricultural;
  • Master's degree in forestry, horticulture, urban or environmental planning or a related field;
  • Leading forestry, natural resource management or conservation and interpretation-related planning/policy initiatives
  • Collaborating with diverse stakeholders and partners, such as inter-departmental staff, developers, volunteer organizations and the general public; and/or
  • Experience with GIS to inventory and manage natural resources.

 Special Requirements: This is a 40 hour a week position with the majority of work Monday through Friday, between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. with some flexibility.

Some weekend and evening hours will be required and this employee must be available for callback and holdover in emergency situations. The position serves in a lead role during emergency operations.

Work may be performed outdoors in all types of weather conditions, or indoors depending on the work assignment.
 Additional Information: Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection process and are required for this position. Please do not give "see resume" as a response to the questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Employee will be required to operate a County vehicle to perform assigned duties away from the primary worksite. Applicant must possess, or obtain by time of appointment a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence. The applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment will be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.

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